Mazak Newsroom

March 2022

Mazak Optonics Releases OPTIPLEX 3015 NEO

Mazak Optonics Corp. has released the next generation of laser-cutting machines, the OPTIPLEX 3015 NEO 15kW. The OPTIPLEX 3015 NEO is equipped with technology that allows increased control of beam shape and beam diameter. The machine automatically adjusts beam diameter to optimally cut various materials and beam shape to control the concentration and power density of the laser beam. The result is improved cut speed and cut quality for a wide range of materials.

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Mazak Optonics Announces Expanded North American Headquarters

Mazak Optonics is pleased to announce the completed expansion of their North America Laser Technology Center. The additional 20,000 square-feet of capacity helps facilitate the company’s goal of enhancing customer support, while continuing research and developing new laser and automation solutions.

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Mazak Optonics Exhibits at Fabtech Canada 2022

Mazak Optonics will exhibit at FABTECH Canada on June 14 – 16, 2022 at the Toronto Congress Centre in Toronto, ON. In partnership with Westway Machinery, a metal forming equipment supplier in Canada, Mazak Optonics will showcase the innovative OPTIPLEX NEXUS FIBER S7. Visitors of Westway Machinery’s booth will have the opportunity to connect with Mazak personnel to discuss laser and automation solutions tailored to their needs.

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February 2022

Achieving Accuracy

Founded in 1986, Springfield Sign began as a small garage-based shop focused on screen printing and vinyl signs. Today, Springfield Sign is a full-service national sign company. With extensive experience creating signs for major players in the restaurant, food/service, and retail industries, leaders at Springfield Sign understand the importance of preserving a brand’s image. However, the CNC router that they were using to construct signs was not meeting their expectations—as it was limited in its ability to make precise cuts. With Mazak’s OPTIPLEX NEXUS 3015 FIBER 6kW laser-cutting machine and LASER FLEX automation system, the company has been able to secure new business, reduce secondary processes, bring cutting in-house, and maximize productivity.

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January 2022

Expanding the Product Mix at Plimetal

Plimetal Inc. is a Montreal-based shop founded in 1986 that specializes in laser cutting and bending for a variety of industries in Quebec. The shop works in steel, aluminum, and stainless steel and cuts both sheet and tube. A lot of the company’s work is custom, which involves producing one-offs as quickly as possible. In 2019 the company installed a Mazak 4 kW FABRI GEAR CO2 tube laser. The FABRI GEAR has not only helped Plimetal, but also their customers. While Plimetal has gained a new range of customers, their customers have also benefitted with reduced prices thanks to Mazak's FABRI GEAR.

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How to Program Jobs Using Scheduler

Sometimes automation is not a realistic option for companies due to budgetary concerns, lack of space, or simply because the company is “not quite there yet”. For customers who wish to keep up their high production volume with limited resources, Scheduler is a great addition when planning a more effective production.

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